More than 1,000 volunteers joined forces with the City of Round Rock to “Love the Rock” on Oct. 27.
Round Rock’s annual Love the Rock volunteer event kicked off at Stoney Point High School before volunteers from 40 different churches came together for a single day of volunteer service in our community.
Volunteers performed voluntary fire safety inspections and smoke detector installation, neighborhood cleanup assistance and curb address painting in the Mesa Ridge and Mesa Village neighborhoods. Using tools from the City’s Tool Lending Center, volunteers mowed and weeded lawns, trimmed trees and bushes, hauled heavy items and more.
So how did we do this year? Here’s the total impact, by the numbers:
- 28 tons of bulk trash collected
- 5.8 tons of brush recycled
- 17 low-hanging tree code issues resolved
- 25 homes received cleanup assistance
- 95 tools checked out from Tool Lending Center
- 272 addresses painted on curbs
- 204 smoke alarms installed in 70 homes
- 16 fire suppression devices installed above stoves
- 200-300 yards of mulch spread in parks
This event was about much more than just numbers, though. As Mayor Craig Morgan said, “It’s about people, and taking care of our own.” Take a look:
Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers! Your servant hearts are what make Round Rock a great place to live.